EXCLUSIVE: Winner issue of Sustainable Business
With all the winner profiles, judge's comments and photo galleries from the 2013 Sustainability Leaders Awards, plus your regular SB features, read the latest issue here.
Another year and another record-breaker for the Sustainability Leaders Awards as the 2013 winners were called to the stage to collect their hard-won trophies last week. A massive congratulations to all of you!
The majority of the latest issue of SB is given over to profiling the winners in each of our 15 categories, covering the best in the field from energy management to stakeholder engagement, waste and resource management to sustainability reporting. You can read the issue here.
This year was the eighth year the awards have run, and the scheme has gone from strength to strength in that time. In fact, the event was the biggest of any year since the scheme began. The entry level (and calibre) hit an all-time high and we welcomed a sell-out crowd to the Grand Connaught rooms to celebrate the winners.
Year on year, the increase in entry numbers and quality is testament to the fact that sustainability is increasingly fully embedded into day-to-day operations and, rather than an isolated, bolt-on function, is informing strategy and impacting on both the bottom and the top lines of the businesses doing it well.
And, the innovation and leadership shown by this year’s winners is the perfect proof of the benefits this kind of business mind-shift can create, as well as acting as an example to those that perhaps aren’t as far along the road.
This isn’t just about being a more responsible business it’s about being a more efficient business, a more profitable business and a more robust business going forward. Ultimately, it’s about doing business better, and that, is the mark of a genuine Sustainability Leader.